Suit settled against tour company in capsizing

08/11/09 6:34AM

Civil liability claims have been settled against the tour company that arranged the fall foliage tour that ended with 20 passengers dying when their boat overturned on an Adirondack lake in 2005.

Terms of the settlement filed in federal court between Shoreline Travel & Tours and the families of 17 victims were sealed.

The 40-foot Ethan Allen was carrying 47 passengers and the captain when it suddenly tipped over in clear, sunny weather on October 2nd, 2005, sending tourists into Lake George. Nineteen of those killed were from Michigan; one person was from Ohio.

Boat owner James Quirk settled claims in 2008 against his company Shoreline Cruises Inc., its affiliate Quirks Marine Rentals and boat captain Richard Paris.

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